Worldwide mannequin, ex-collegiate gymnast, and licensed life coach Zoya Yaseka is on a mission to carry mindfulness and psychological wellness to the mainstream in Jamaica.
Her mission contains taking the programming to the mainstream, and instructing folks the right way to embrace these mindfulness practices of their day by day lives.
Based on pyschologytoday, ‘Mindfulness is a state of energetic, open consideration to the current. This state is described as observing one’s ideas and emotions with out judging them pretty much as good or dangerous’.
To that finish, Yaseka, by means of her Prescription for LIFE programme, teaches leaders, coaches, and fogeys, tangible instruments to observe mindfulness.
Yaseka and associate, tech-consultant/mannequin Matai Blacklock, are organising retreats that may function the seed of her programming, one thing her ‘gymnasium infants’ have affectionately known as The ‘Superhero check-in’.
‘I like to see folks mild up after we start the dialog of empowerment and goal of their lives.’
She’s confirmed that ‘…as a gymnastics coach I train kids and younger adults how to deal with the autumn in order that they’ll rise’, which advanced to instructing coaches the right way to train extra mindfully.
‘By means of this programming, I imagine I’m setting a brand new normal for the way we empower these we lead and train.’
Zoya Yaseka companions with The Plantry
Just lately, Yaseka moved again to Jamaica to launch the Prescription for LIFE wellness retreats.
She and Blacklock are partnering with sustainable model The Plantry to carry a sequence of therapeutic and empowering experiences to the island.
The Plantry supplies luxurious plant-based delicacies. Plantry principal Danielle Terrelonge prides herself on utilizing contemporary produce, fruits, nuts, and seeds to assist rejuvenate the physique and soul.
She talked about: ‘I selected to associate with Zoya for this wellness sequence as a result of I imagine within the energy of meals and the way it can heal the thoughts and physique’.
‘The expertise of connecting with plant-based meals is integral to feeding the soul’, she says.
And, ‘consuming a plant-based eating regimen is without doubt one of the most impactful issues we are able to do for the environment long-term, so I make it a degree to make use of elements which are so good you don’t miss meat.’
‘At The Plantry we’re trying to change the best way folks devour meals and dwell’, she added.
The scout should go on…
Because the vice-president of worldwide relations for the Jamaica Novice Gymnastics Affiliation (JAGA), Yaseka needed to recalibrate her mission to carry mindfulness to the sporting business.
‘Along with the clinics that I’ve been planning with the president of JAGA Nicole Grant to deal with method and a extra aware strategy to teaching and life on the mat.’
‘I’ve been compelled’, she continued, ‘to concentrate on constructing one thing that may profit the sports activities business and Jamaica long run.’
‘The consequences of COVID-19 on our communities has been heart-wrenching. The self-isolation and loss – of jobs and folks we love – are affecting folks’s psychological wellness.’
‘Everyone seems to be searching for new methods to manage and discover steadiness inside this new regular,’ she says.
‘I imagine Prescription for LIFE is one thing that may assist in that method. We are going to train you steadiness and respiratory strategies together with the right way to develop your mindfulness observe and meditation’.
Zoya Yaseka was noticed scouting Seaside Villa in Treasure Seashore, St Elizabeth, to launch her wellness retreats.
Yaseka believes Seaside Villa in Outdated Wharf, Treasure Seashore to be ‘an incredible location for a retreat.
‘We used the time there (final week) to plan our concepts for the wellness sequence, this included our respiratory strategies and stretching.’
‘The property felt good for therapeutic, and galvanizing group experiences that could possibly be COVID-friendly whereas remaining intimate’.
‘Each dawn was like a cost of creativity and each sundown was an exquisite immediate for gratitude’, she mentioned of the time on the villa.
‘I can’t wait to share the magic we created with our photog Jamie Barnett, and I’m bursting to share the pop-ups and occasions we have now arising with The Plantry.’
There’s extra to Seaside Villa…
The sprawling villa is a two-story dwelling with seven spacious bedrooms and two kitchens, permitting ample legroom for visitors.
The primary areas present sufficient area to stay socially distant throughout group conversations and actions.
The property options a big pool, stunning landscaping, vibrant tones, and a gazebo that Yaseka and the group used for meditation, and one other that was used for al fresco eating.
Yaseka’s favorite options of the home had been the ‘winding stairs to the gorgeous Moroccan mosaic-tiled pool’ and the ‘pathway to the non-public seaside’.
Swimming within the afternoons and watching the sundown within the evenings was the whole lot.
Her fondest recollections are of ‘the dawn within the morning’, and ‘how the orange mild would simply pour into our room’ – options she recommends you see for your self.
The co-owner of Seaside Villa, Matthew Octeau was joyful to accommodate, ‘Our villa is ideal for teams and internet hosting getaways for prolonged associates and households’.
Zoya’s early begin as a nationally ranked athlete
Yaseka is aware of from expertise the right way to take care of striving to attain your targets and disappointment.
At an early age, she was invited into the Elite Committee improvement program by the world-renowned coach Kelli Hill – who, coincidentally, or by no means, was coach of Zoya’s gymnastics hero, Dominique Dawes.
Below Hill’s tutelage, Zoya grew to become a nationally ranked athlete.
Continual accidents would forestall her from pursuing her Olympic goals however Yaseka’s expertise granted her full scholarship presents to most of the prime Division One schools in America.
She selected North Carolina College in Chapel Hill and competed for the group beneath Derek Galvin from 2009-2012.
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For updates on the Prescription for LIFE wellness sequence observe @prescriptionfor.life, @zoyayaseka, @aware.matai, or take a look at the @the.plantry, on Instagram.